Date Written: AD 66
Key People: Jewish Christians
Summary: The book of Hebrews presents Jesus Christ as the perfect High Priest, the Son of God, and the promised Messiah. The author compares the daily, imperfect sacrifices of the Old Testament, which could never take away sins, with the one perfect sacrifice of Jesus Christ, which is far better and able to take away sins forever. We find in this book that the Law of the Old Testament was a shadow of the good things to come in Jesus, the Savior. It is through Christ alone—the better and perfect sacrifice—that sinners can confidently approach the throne of grace to receive mercy and grace to help in time of need.
About Jesus: Jesus Christ, for the joy that was set before Him, accomplished His Father’s perfect will by enduring the Cross so that sinners could be saved.